Documentaries Once again!

One of the most enjoyable experiences I have is when I sit with my parents and watch a documentary. I think we are doing this ritual for ages that I can’t remember when we had started.

What’s nice about my parents is that we share lots of common tastes and activities that we do together. From watching National Geographic with its different channels to the BBC 2 and Al Jazeera Documentary or those that I download to watch together.

Science documentaries are the most common documentaries to watch. I have a bunch of them I can’t even remember how many I watched, mostly however, are BBC documentaries. These are some of science documentaries that intrigued my mind to explore the vast universe:

Everything and Nothing (2 Episode series, 2011) by Jim Al-Khalili

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“Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are – what is everything, and what is nothing? In two episodes, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to these questions as he explores the true size and shape of the universe and delves into the amazing science behind apparent nothingness. EVERYTHING: The first part, Everything, sees Professor Al-Khalili set out to discover what the universe might actually look like. The journey takes him from the distant past to the boundaries of the known universe. Along the way he charts the remarkable stories of the men and women who discovered the truth about the cosmos and investigates how our understanding of space has been shaped by both mathematics and astronomy. NOTHING: Explores science at the very limits of human perception, where we now understand the deepest mysteries of the universe lie. Jim Al-Khalili sets out to answer one very simple question – what is nothing? His journey ends with perhaps the most profound insight about reality that humanity has ever made. Everything came from nothing. The quantum world of the super-small shaped the vast universe we inhabit today, and Jim Al-Khalili can prove it.”

I have watched these two episodes many times, worth all your time.

Wonders of Brian Cox Series

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I stumbled upon this series a while ago and when I found out that there is a series of books out there for this made me puzzled! However, this series was a little bit expensive for me so one day I will save enough money to buy it 😉

However, the series (or at least the Wonders of the Universe series) is available at the BBC Store and it is more affordable to buy and download.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zdhtg/episodes/guide

Other interesting series:

BBC Horizon on science and philosophy

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“Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you’ve never seen before.”

Planet Earth by BBC

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“David Attenborough celebrates the amazing variety of the natural world in this epic documentary series, filmed over four years across 64 different countries.”

Cyberactivism Documentaries

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I’m not sure if I ever posted about this before, I talk a lot on different platforms so I no longer sure what I say where and when O_o

Nevertheless, I watch lots of documentaries, you can say that part of my passion is to watch documentaries on almost anything, but mainly, on technology, politics and the interwoven relationship between the both. This is a list of interesting documentaries were made on different topics, from whistleblowing, to investigative journalism, hacking, the dark web and the internet. As usual, this is a never-ending list that will keep growing until… who knows when ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Lets start with:

Citizenfour, 2014

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After Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the government’s massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden.

 

We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, 2013

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Filmmaker Alex Gibney examines the case of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and how their actions have changed the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy and the right to information.
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Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger documents the inner workings and beliefs of the hacking group Anonymous.
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On September 17 2011, a worldwide social movement was born in New York City. This film documents who they are and what they protest.
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TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard is a documentary film released on 8 February 2013, directed by Simon Klose, based on the lives of the three founders of The Pirate Bay: Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm.
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Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger explores the life and work of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz.
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Inside the Dark Web turns to the topic of internet surveillance concerning the pros and cons of the ability for everything that passes over the immense World Wide Web being able to be watched, recorded, and analyzed.
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Virtual Revolution charts two decades of profound change since the invention of the World Wide Web, weighing up the huge benefits and the unforeseen downsides.
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Filmmaker Cullen Hoback exposes the erosion of online privacy and what information governments and corporations are legally taking from citizens each day.
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Experts on and survivors of cyberbullying discuss its rise in occurrence and suggest ways to put an end to it.